Description: BIBLES -- BIBLIA NEERLANDICA -- BIBLIA SACRA Dat is de geheele Heylighe Schrifture Bedeylt in 't Out en Nieu Testament. Antw., Pieter Jacopsz Paets, (1646-)57. 2 in 1 vol. (8), 1265 (1268?); 466 (of 468), (2) (of 6) pp. W. engr. title, 8 large woodcut subtitles, 1244 fine in text woodcuts by Chr. v. Sichem after a variety of masters (i.a. Van Heemskerk, Wierix, Dürer, Holbein, Goltzius) & numerous woodcut initials, tail- and headpieces and other decorative ornaments. Fol. Cont. blind tooled cf. over wooden brds. w. cont. brass clasps and catches, later bosses added to all corners of sides. (Spine renewed, lacking 1 leaf at end of OT (5O4 =blank?) and 3 lvs. at end of NT (2S1, 2S2 and 2S3), margins trimmed, engr. ti. (w. visible tear) laid down, some marginal re-inforcements and faint staining in places at beginning and end, but in all a good copy). Re-edition of the popular 'Moerentorf-Bible', a Dutch translation of the Vulgate printed for the first time at Antwerp in 1599. Magnificent bible also named 'Van Sichem Bible'. - Darlow & Moule, 3314: "A new and illustrated edition of the Roman Catholic Bible of 1599. The N.T., including the O.T. Epistles, is a revision by H. van den Leemputte."; Poortman I, 134 & II, 92 et passim; Le Long, 631. - Sold w.a.f., not subject to return.
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